What is Life Care? It’s exactly what the name suggests: care for life. There’s more to it than that, and we can help you better understand what Life Care is and why a Life Care community should be at the top of your list if you are considering making the move to a retirement community.
What is a Life Care Community?
If you’re planning for retirement, you need to account for all possibilities. No one knows exactly what the future holds, so the best you can do is at least be prepared for whatever lies ahead. Life Care offers the kind of planning and preparation every retiree needs.
Also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), a Life Care community offers independent living along with assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation services, all under one roof. You may only be looking for an independent living community today, but there is no telling what you may need tomorrow or further down the road. Life Care provides peace of mind that your health and well-being is protected both now and in the future.
Benefits of a Living in a Life Care Community
Being able to provide different levels of care in one community only scratches the surface of what Life Care has to offer the residents of a senior retirement community.
Priority Access to a Full Continuum of Care
All independent living residents of a Life Care community receive priority access to all levels of care, from assisted living and memory care to skilled nursing and senior rehabilitation services. Because all of these levels of care are under one roof, you can receive care as you age within the community you love.
As you age, the rising cost of medical care becomes a greater concern, especially in the event of an injury or illness. Life Care seeks to eliminate some of the stress and uncertainty of medical care costs by offering predictable monthly fees for our health services. Additionally, we strive to be competitive in comparison to the open market rates, affording you significant savings.
Your financial future is as important as your health and well-being. To help safeguard your estate, our Type A contracts ensures a portion of your entrance fee is returned to your estate.
Community Living vs. Aging In Place
Life Care was designed with the future in mind, but what can a Life Care community do for you in the present? A Life Care community can offer you a supportive group of passionate and enthusiastic friends, neighbors and team members. Not to mention a plethora of services, amenities and activities to keep your life free of obligations and full of opportunities.
But not everyone dreams of spending their golden years in a retirement community. For many older adults, the idea of leaving their home can be difficult, especially if it’s a place they’ve spent decades cultivating cherished memories. If you’re comparing community living to aging in place, there are key differences that might make a difference in your decision-making.
- Living in a retirement community offers residents an obligation-free lifestyle, as all maintenance and housekeeping are handled by community team members.
- Loneliness can be common for seniors who decide to age in place, while residents of a retirement community are surrounded by friends and neighbors.
- Living at home can mean even less independence, since aging can make driving more difficult and affect an older adult’s ability to get around.
- There can be hidden costs to aging in place, as not every home is built for older adults and may require costly modifications and renovations.
Benefits of Living at Friendship Village of South Hills
If you’re looking for space, care and companionship in a retirement community, Friendship Village of South Hills is the place for you. Nestled in a quiet, wooded area near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our Life Care community is a sanctuary for seniors who are looking to get the most out of their retirement but on their own terms. We provide residents with the security and certainty of Life Care, while also hosting lectures, performances, live music and other programming to ensure they have every opportunity to be active and engaged with their neighbors. Our community is also home to multiple dining venues and a fitness center with a personal trainer.
If the Life Care community at Friendship Village of South Place sounds like a place you could call home, we’d be happy to tell you more about it. Just fill out the form below or call 724-941-3100.